Tuesday 29 April 2008

Grey Power Disappointed Over Scrap GST Dismissal

Press Release: Grey Power New Zealand Tuesday, 29 April 2008 Grey Power is very disappointed that the Prime Minister has rubbished a proposal to exempt GST from food. Superannuitants are very adept at making every cent of their National Superannuation count but the ever-escalating costs for essential items such bread, milk, meat, electricity etc (with tax cuts now not expected until 2009) are making further "belt tightening" impossible. It would appear to us that this government puts a huge surplus in the economy before the electorate. We would remind the PM that many of our members now go to bed early during the colder months or at least wrap themselves in blankets to keep warm because of the high and ever-rising cost of electricity. It would therefore be helpful if the Prime Minister could advise our membership of an alternative for food. Grey Power is a nationwide organization with 79 associations and 90,000 members.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had a lovely lady ring me up tonight after reading about RAM's GST off food petition. She lives in a pensioner flat and wanted 3 sheets to be dropped off to her so that she can collect signatures from her friends. Once again Helen Clark is standing on the wrong side of the fence.